Custom Solid Wood Desktop Samples

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Custom Solid Wood Desktop Samples from front to back:  Dark Ash, Ash, Cherry, Maple, Walnut, White Oak, Sipo Mahogany, Bamboo

Ships same business day if ordered by 3pm Central Time



Custom Solid Wood Desktop Samples

Choosing a desktop is an important decision, and we understand that firsthand experience provides the best preview, especially when it comes to beautiful, natural solid wood. Select up to four of your favorite desktop choices to have delivered to your home or office. It's a convenient way to be confident in your desktop choice.

Rest assured that all UPLIFT desktops are of the highest quality, the product of thousands of hours of research, design, and quality testing. Order your samples today, or visit one of our showrooms to see all of our desktop styles and options in person.


  • 7" x 7" sample size - conveniently sized samples are large enough to provide a feel for the texture, natural grain patterns, and seam joints of our custom solid wood desktops
  • Choose samples - select up to four different desktop samples to review and compare
  • Actual desktop thickness - custom solid wood desktop samples are 1.75" thick to match the actual desktop thickness
  • Custom solid wood desktops - samples offer a firsthand look at UPLIFT Custom Solid Wood Standing Desk and UPLIFT Custom Solid Wood L-Shaped Standing Desk desktop choices
  • Yours to keep, they are not returnable - In order to keep prices as low as possible on these large, high-quality samples, and to ensure each customer receives brand new, unscuffed samples, they are not returnable. The thick wood samples are top quality and have substantial material and production costs
  • Samples are free with desk purchase - apply desktop sample cost towards the purchase of any UPLIFT standing desk. Once you've decided on a desktop, select a Custom Solid Wood Standing Desk or Custom Solid Wood L-Shaped Standing Desk and receive a discount for the full purchase price of your samples. Don't worry, if the custom solid wood options aren't going to work for you, this credit applies to any standing desk purchase. We want to ensure you're satisfied with your desktop choice
Custom Solid Wood Desktop Samples lying flat on a white background
Custom Solid Wood Desktop Samples standing up in a row.

True-to-Life Solid Wood Desktop Samples

The 7" x 7" samples are large enough to get an idea of how each custom solid wood desktop will appear (including grain patterns, cut, joinery, and finish) and how the desktop colors and textures will blend with decor. Of course, all solid wood desktops are produced by mother nature and will therefore be one of a kind with slight variations in color and grain.

All samples are cut to the actual thickness of the desktop. With physical samples, you can compare not just the appearance but the heft and feel of the various desktop wood species.

For every solid wood desktop sold, UPLIFT Desk plants five trees in U.S. National Forests through our partnership with the National Forest Foundation.







Sample dimensions Each sample is 7" W x 7" D
The thickness of each desktop sample matches the thickness of the actual desktop:
  • Custom solid wood desktops are 1.75" thick
  • Custom bamboo desktops are 1.5" thick
Desktop weight per square foot Maple: 6.8 lb
Dark Ash: 6.5 lb
Ash: 6.5 lb
White Oak: 8.6 lb
Sipo Mahogany: 5.6 lb
Cherry: 4.7 lb
Bamboo: 5.6 lb
Walnut: 5.7 lb
Desktop species hardness (Janka) Maple: 1,450
Dark Ash: 1,320
Ash: 1,320
White Oak: 1,350
Sipo Mahogany: 400
Cherry: 950
Bamboo: 1,410
Walnut: 1,010
Shipping dimensions & weight 9" L x 9" W x 9" H, 10 lb max; actual weight depends on sample types selected


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Frequently Asked Questions

  1. A note about wood desktops and dry climates:

    If the air in your area is especially dry, your wood desktop could be at increased risk of cracking and splitting. Wood contracts in very dry environments, leaving it vulnerable to cracking and warping. If you live in a very dry environment (Las Vegas, Denver, Salt Lake City, etc) and your desktop does crack, we will send you a repair kit to fill the affected areas because sending you the same desktop into your dry environment can result in the same cracking. See the solid wood desktop repair kit instructions (pdf).

    If you live in a very dry area and potentially repairing your wood desktop isn't something you're comfortable with, we recommend that you take a look at our Bamboo, Eco, or Laminate desktops.

    Please contact us if you have additional questions.

  2. Can I return these samples?

    No, these samples are for purchase only, and yours to keep for future reference. In order to ensure each customer receives new, undamaged samples, we cannot accept returns. However, if you purchase a desk, we will deduct the cost of the samples from the desk price.

  3. How many samples can I get?

    You can select up to four desktop samples per order.

  4. Why are some of the desktop samples a different thickness?

    The thickness of each desktop sample matches the thickness of the actual desktop:

    1. Custom Bamboo desktops are 1.5" thick
    2. All other custom solid wood desktops are 1.75" thick

UPLIFT Desktops

Choose from a variety of desktop styles and materials, including Greenguard-Gold Certified laminates, natural bamboo, natural-thick solid woods, and eco.

Features & Specs

  • See the Desktop Lookbook (pdf) for large pictures and descriptions
  • Solid Wood desktops are 1.75" thick. Butcher Block desktops are 1.5" thick. All other desktops are 1" thick which is 33% thicker than many 3/4" thick competitor desktops
  • Laminate desktops are Greenguard-Gold Certified to meet strict chemical emissions limits for use indoors
  • Bamboo, Solid wood, and Butcher Block desktops use a natural, environmentally-friendly sealant
  • All desktops have grommet openings except 80x30 inch rectangular desktops which are available with and without grommets (80x30 curved desktops are not available without grommets)
  • Pheasantwood desktops with grommets have barkline front and square back. 80x30 Pheasantwood desktops are available with no-grommet holes and have a barkline front and back